Re: [v6ops] Discussion of draft-ietf-v6ops-ula-usage-recommendations

Alexandru Petrescu <alexandru.petrescu@gmail.com> Tue, 21 July 2015 20:14 UTC

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Le 21/07/2015 20:05, Brian E Carpenter a écrit :
> On 22/07/2015 04:32, Alexandru Petrescu wrote:
>
> ...
>> Now I am saying: generate ULA properly, make it truly random.  But how?
>
> This is not the place to debate the philosophical question whether the
> phrase "truly random" has any meaning. The (im)probability of collisions is
> thoroughly covered in RFC 4193, section 3.2.3.

Yes.

> I would advise using something better than rand(); you can even read
> RFC 4086, but really this is all very old news.

I am not telling the old news about how good the randomness may be.

But that's ok, next time I will no longer take advices like sixxs.

Alex

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>     Brian
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